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Comments by a Southern Baptist seminary president about divorce, even in situations of abuse, has led to a rebellion by thousands of Southern Baptist women and men. Many were demanding the seminary president’s resignation, and he has since apologized for his comments. The seminary’s board of trustees met this week and announced that the president […] Read More

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor , Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on November 6, 2011               Psalm 70:1-5; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 My friend John Killinger writes of a particularly difficult time in his life. Spanning six years, it began when he left his teaching position at my alma mater to assume the […] Read More

My favorite Christmas hymn is “Joy to the World.” Written by Isaac Watts in the 18th century, the music of this hymn is lively and triumphant. It captures well the celebratory spirit of the season.   But it’s the lyrics that are truly significant. This one hymn expresses what I believe is the heart of […] Read More